Das Geräusch Rascher Erlösung

After a flirtatious encounter, a young man finds it difficult to organise the hoped-for reunion with the object of his desire. Calls remain unanswered and he is left with only a drink, his bed and images of soldiers in combat to fill his inner void. Meanwhile, the boundaries between imagination, reality and dream dissolve, and a cinematic chess game ensues in which queer identity is pitted against patriarchal violence.
Wieland Speck’s first work enshrines much of what would go on to inform his decades-long work as Panorama curator: to understand courage and imagination as a political opportunity to develop a space for alternatives in a heterosexualised world. Zazie de Paris as a hostess and Kurt Hübner in the role of an officer provide the film with its sharp sense of irony.


  • Runtime

    28 min
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  • Director

    Wieland Speck
  • Cast

    Reiner Hirsekorn, Andreas Bernhardt, Kurt Hübner, Zazie de Paris, Jan Willem Tellegen, Eschi Rehm, Bernd Hildenbrand, Leffy Flamingo, Wolfgang Bott, Walter Schörling, Andreas Richert, Peter Wolz
  • Production Company

    Speck&Schörling Filmprod
  • Berlinale Section

  • Berlinale Category

Biography Wieland Speck

Wieland Speck is a German film director, who since 1992 has coordinated "Panorama" at the International Filmfestival Berlin (Berlinale). Panorama showcases new films by established directors, as well as debut works by up-and-coming talents.